Now Yahweh’s word came to Jonah ◆
the son of Amittai ◆,
saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.”
But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh.
He went down to Joppa ◆, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. But Yahweh sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty storm on the sea, so that the ship was likely to break up.
Then the mariners were afraid, and every man cried to his god. They threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten the ship.
But Jonah had gone down into the innermost parts of the ship, and he was laying down, and was fast asleep.